Archaeological fieldwork in Chiriquí


This is a 1936 article talks about the number of artifacts that are housed in American (US) museums and the overwhelming number that are in private collection. One of the arguments is that the archaeological exploration of the area has little to do with learning about culture and had more (if not entirely) to do with the gold in the area. Evidence of that can be seen in the name that the area became known as "Castilla del Oro." The unfortunate thing is that literature, especially academic in nature, the author claims, is lacking (at least at the time of exploitation and excavation). This brief article's main purpose, however, is to publish the "results of an excavation that was carried out by a countryman of min [the authors]" (96). The excavation that is described was carried out by Gosta von Friesendorff of the Swedish Forestry Service in the early 1930's.

Cite this Record

Archaeological fieldwork in Chiriquí. Sigvald Linné. Ethnos. (1): 95-102. 1936 ( tDAR id: 4554) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8PZ56RJ

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: -4600 to 1500

Radiocarbon Date: 680 to 600

Spatial Coverage

min long: -82.441; min lat: 6.839 ; max long: -77.168; max lat: 10.055 ;

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